Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone their appointments by at least 14 days.  There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid. For questions about rescheduling a pending consular appointment, please send an email to addisNIV@state.gov or addisiv@state.gov   for specific guidance.  Information concerning rescheduling a pending consular appointment is also available at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-et/iv/information/iv_services .